This summer D-SIP will have three new staff members. Learn more about them below.
Jillian Gross, EDU 471 Instructor
Jillian Gross joins the team as the new instructor of the educational class. Jillian is a two-year AmeriCorps Alumni and spent about 10 years working in the nonprofit sector for various organizations. She has been volunteering and working for Habitat for Humanity in different capacities since she was 14 and has helped build over 10 states and two countries. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and camping. Jillian looks forward to exploring an inclusive and expansive definition of philanthropy with the interns.
The D-SIP team now has the help of another alum. Melissa Burns, from the D-SIP class of 2012, is in charge of intern logistics. She also leads the marketing team to recruit the next cohort and manages the interview and selection processes. Melissa graduated from the University of Michigan (’13) with a degree in political science and international studies, and in her free time enjoys exploring new exercise classes (she recently took up fencing!), reading, and exploring all of the wonderful places to eat in the Southeast Michigan area. This summer, she cannot wait to see the interns compete in the Nonprofit 9-0 Challenge, which is a nonprofit consulting challenge held since 2012. Interested in learning more? See our past challenges here.
Caroline Rebello has joined the D-SIP team as a program assistant this past November. Caroline manages all of the supervisor logistics–reaching out to units who want an intern and helping to ensure that the supervisors are prepared for the summer! Caroline a semi-recent graduate of Michigan State University (’14) with a major in Communication, Public Relations and Portuguese. She jumped into the world of philanthropy a little over a year ago. Caroline is the first hire on the Student Philanthropy team who is not a D-SIP/U-M alumni! Outside of the office, she enjoys running, hiking and traveling to Brazil to visit her family. She’s SO excited to learn more from and about the 2016 cohort!